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Clinical Physiology
College of Education and Professional Studies
Exercise Science
College of Education and Professional Studies
Food Science and Nutrition
College of Education and Professional Studies
Paramedicine
College of Education and Professional Studies
Public Health
College of Education and Professional Studies
Clinical Physiology
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Science
Department Contact:

Vince Nethery
509-963-1911
netheryv@cwu.edu

Introduction

This degree provides students with a solid grounding in the factual and conceptual mastery of the interdisciplinary nature of the study of human structure and function. The program is designed to promote critical thinking and analytical skills as well as effective writing, speaking, and presenting.

Opportunities

Upon graduation, clinical physiology majors are equipped with the skills necessary to succeed in graduate school and/or professional fields of study, and will have a diverse array of career options such as physical therapy, physician’s assistant, athletic training, nursing, occupational therapy, and chiropractic medicine.

Why this program?

CWU offers a Bachelor or Science in Clinical Physiology. In 2016, CWU teamed with Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences to create the Yakima Valley Interprofessional Practice and Education Initiative, which seeks to produce and develop new collaborative approaches to regional healthcare while also improving access to care.

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Exercise Science
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Science
Department Contact:

Cyndie Strawder
509-963-1912
StrawdeC@cwu.edu

Department Website: http://www.cwu.edu/health-science
Introduction

Exercise Science prepares students for a variety of professions that focus on the physical and functional abilities of humans. Many classes provide hands-on learning through structured laboratories, practical application of studied theory, and internships.

Opportunities

Exercise Science prepares students for a variety of professions that focus on the physical and functional abilities of humans. Many classes provide hands-on learning through structured laboratories, practical application of studied theory, and internships.

Why this program?

At CWU you can earn a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, as well as a minor. In 2016, CWU teamed with Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences to join the Yakima Valley Interprofessional Practice and Education Initiative, which seeks to produce and develop new collaborative approaches to regional healthcare while also improving access to care.

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Food Science and Nutrition
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Science
Department Contact:

Dana Ogan
509-963-1912
dana.ogan@cwu.edu

Introduction

The Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Nutrition degree features two specializations. The Food and Nutrition Specialization provides a broad area of expertise and prepares students for a wide variety of careers in the food and nutrition industries. The Dietetics Specialization allows students to complete a minor in a field that relates to professional career advancement.

Opportunities

Students in the food and nutrition specialization are prepared for a wide variety of careers in the food and nutrition industry including food processing companies, food distributors, food brokerage companies, restaurant and institutional food service, pharmaceutical sales, and nutrition positions not requiring being a registered dietitian. Students in the dietetics specialization are qualified to apply for admission to an ACEND Accredited Supervised Practice Experience also known as a Dietetic Internship. Following this the student is eligible to sit for the registration examination. Passing the registration exam qualifies the graduate to become a Registered Dietitian (R.D.).

Why this program?

CWU offers a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Nutrition with specializations in foods and nutrition and dietetics. The Dietetics specialization plus two additional courses (PSY 101 and ANTH 130 or 357) fulfills the requirements of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics for a Didactic Program in Dietetics. The DPD program is currently granted continuing accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

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Paramedicine
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Science
Department Contact:

Keith Monosky
509-963-1145
Keith.Monosky@cwu.edu

Introduction

This program provides comprehensive education in paramedicine. The four-year degree in paramedicine provides an intensive two-year concentration in paramedicine that not only enables student eligibility for paramedic certification, but provides content to engender leadership and advanced clinical practice abilities in emergency medical services.

Opportunities

Central Washington University EMS Paramedicine Program has a long history of maintaining high academic standards and skill requirements for our graduates that often exceed both state and national minimum standards for paramedic programs. This translates into a very busy, very intense year of learning, both in the classroom and in the field. This level of academic rigor prepares the students not only for successful completion of the national certification exam, but for a rewarding and accomplished career as a professional paramedic.

Why this program?

CWU offers a Bachelor of Science in Paramedicine as well as a fully online Bachelor of Science in Paramedicine, Advanced Standing. You can also earn an emergency medical technician or a paramedic certificate. CWU's program is recognized as one of the best, with content that meets or exceeds the National Education Standards for EMS. About 97 percent of graduates pass the National Registry exam on the first attempt and a job-placement rate of nearly 100 percent

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Public Health
Degree Type:
Bachelor of Science
Department Contact:

Casey Mace
509-963-2492
Casey.Mace@cwu.edu

Introduction

The public health profession focuses on preventing disease, addressing inequities and developing policies and programs that help communities achieve optimal health and wellbeing. Our program aims to educate and empower the emerging generation of public health leaders.

Opportunities

Our classes offer students the breadth and depth of concepts and skills needed for success as public health professionals and for further study. Students undertake internships and other practical experiences - in Washington, around the region, and around the world. Our graduates go on to work in public health agencies, nonprofit organizations, and corporations. Many pursue graduate programs in public health and other disciplines, including law and social work, as well as medicine and other health professions.

Why this program?

CWU offers a Bachelor or Science in Public Health with specializations in population health and pre-nursing. You can also earn a minor in public health. Dr. Casey Mace recently co-authored a report entitled, “Increased physical activity is associated with positive physical and mental health outcomes.” The aim of the study was to assess the relationship between physical activity and depressive symptoms in advanced age people by gender and ethnicity in New Zealand.

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Why study health sciences at CWU?

The need for skilled health sciences professionals is booming. Healthcare jobs are expected to grow faster than any other industry, roughly 22 percent by 2018.

Central Washington University EMS Paramedicine program has a long history of maintaining high academic standards and skill requirements for our graduates that often exceed both state and national minimum standards for paramedic programs.

CWU health sciences faculty bring commitment to the profession and to research, as well as experience in the classroom and in the field.

The health sciences department at CWU prepares students for a variety of professions that focus on the physical and functional abilities of humans. Students are involved in hands-on learning through structured laboratories, practical application of studied theory, and internships.

CWU is a Yakima Valley Interprofessional Practice and Education Initiative partner, which seeks to produce and develop new collaborative approaches to regional healthcare while also improving access to care.

As fewer students enter the medical professional, those that do are in increasingly high demand.

Connect with health sciences at CWU.

Choose a career in health sciences. Start by choosing CWU for your degree. What are you waiting for?

Careers in Health Sciences

Professionals in health sciences work in:

Hospitals

Dental Offices

Laboratories

Research Centers

Pharmaceutical Companies

Biotechnology Companies

Public Agencies

Non-profits

Points of Pride

CWU's Paramedic's program was one of the first to be established in the nation (1973) and one of the first accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Professions and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

Ethan Bergman, CWU associate dean of professional studies, and professor of dietetics and sports nutrition, rang the NASDAQ opening bell March 19. He did so as president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, in celebration of National Nutrition Month.

Keith Monosky, CWU’s Paramedicine program director, serves on the National EMS Advisory Council, which consists of executives, practitioners, physicians, researchers, and patient advocates who represent all sectors of the EMS community.

Students experience internship opportunities at the American Lung Association, Washington Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, Spokane Regional Health District, and Swedish Hospital to name a few.

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